From Scotland With Love: Film & Acoustic Musical Performance
The Revue Cinema screens From Scotland With Love followed by live acoustic set by King Creosote and Michael Johnston.
From Scotland With Love is a documentary featuring Scottish archive footage, with a captivating and mesmerizing soundtrack by Scottish artist King Creosote. Antique double-decker trams traverse the monochrome streets to the strains of a winsome accordion. Flat-capped shipbuilders hammer out the support struts of transport ships to a pounding drumbeat. There’s even, set to a stirring Celtic crescendo, rare black-and-white footage of Scottish football fans celebrating.
Of the film, Creosote notes: “it's basically just looking at ourselves in the past – it's like looking at your grandparents' or your great grandparents' generation goofing about, just doing what they're doing. But you have to remember that it wasn't the past for them - they were right at the cutting edge of time like we are now."
From Scotland With Love
UK 2014 76min. STC
Directed by Virginia Heath
Featuring music by King Creosote
After the film, Creosote will host a Q&A and then perform a live acoustic set with Toronto musician Michael Johnston.
Special event. Licensed. Admission $15 General, $12 Members, Seniors and Students. Free membership event not accepted.